Senior Colonel Yang Yujun, male, was born in 1970 in Beijing and joined the army after graduating from the China Foreign Affairs University in 1993.
He has held a series of positions including staff officer, head of policy research department in the general bureau of the MND Foreign Affairs Office, deputy director of the MND Information Office and spokesperson of the MND.
He became director of the MND Information Office and spokesperson of the MND in June 2015 and was granted the title of Senior Colonel in January 2016. He got a master's degree in public policy from Queen Mary University of London.
Yang Yujun is married and has a daughter.